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AVENGED SEVENFOLD was formed in Huntington Beach, California in 1999. Shown here are lead vocalist M Shadows, left, and lead guitarist Synyster Gates performing to the crowd in Pikeville. (Photos by Chris Anderson)

AVENGED SEVENFOLD was formed in Huntington Beach, California in 1999. Shown here are lead vocalist M Shadows, left, and lead guitarist Synyster Gates performing to the crowd in Pikeville. (Photos by Chris Anderson)

Music from four of the country’s top touring hard rock bands shook the rafters at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville last week. Bands Saving Abel and Papa Roach opened for co-headliners Avenged Sevenfold and Buckcherry, bringing a powerful heavy metal show to the sold out crowd.



Lead singer Josh Todd of the hard rock band Buckcherry, formed in Los Angeles in 1995, hammed it up for the audience at the Expo Center.

Lead singer Josh Todd of the hard rock band Buckcherry, formed in Los Angeles in 1995, hammed it up for the audience at the Expo Center.

Singer Jacoby Shaddix has been fronting former rapcore band-turned-alternative rockers Papa Roach, since 1993.

Singer Jacoby Shaddix has been fronting former rapcore band-turned-alternative rockers Papa Roach, since 1993.

Saving Abel lead singer Jarad Weeks was bathed in spotlights as he performed in Pikeville last week. Saving Abel was formed in Corinth, Mississippi in 2004. The band's self-titled debut album was released a year ago.

Saving Abel lead singer Jarad Weeks was bathed in spotlights as he performed in Pikeville last week. Saving Abel was formed in Corinth, Mississippi in 2004. The band’s self-titled debut album was released a year ago.

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